Center for Computational Biology

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi

One Day Symposium on “Emerging Trends in Bioinformatics & Heath Informatics”

Prof. Jalote, director of IIITD signs MOU with Prf. Ghokhale, director of CSIR-IGIB.

Human logo for IIITD . . . . . .

Center of excellence . . . . . .

Around the campus . . . . . .

How multi-domain transription factors bind DNA . . . . . .

Understanding protein-peptide interactions - crucial for drug designing . . . . . .

Night view of the campus . . . . . .

Apoptotic death signalling network . . . . . .

Dynamics of stress-initiated molecular events . . . . . .

IIITD encourages self learning . . . . . ..

Way to class rooms . . . . . .

Traces of the search path of Sap-1 on 100 bp circular DNA twisted to various extents around the double helix. . . .

Dynamics of receptor-lipid rafts during B cell activation. . . . . .

Regulatory network of cortisol in the HPA axis . . . . . .

Snapshots that correspond to the two very different peaks shown for 100 bp circular DNA. . . . . .


Dr. G.P.S. Raghava (Head, Email:

Dr. G. P. S. Raghava did his M.Tech from IIT Delhi and PhD from Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh. He worked as Postdoctoral fellow at Oxford University UK (1996-98), Bioinformatics specialist at UAMS, USA (2002-3 & 2006) and visiting professor at POSTECH, South Korea (2004). He worked as scientist for 30 years (1986-2016) in Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh. His group developed more than 250 web servers, 200 research papers, 80 Copyrights/patents, 35 databases and mirror sites. He got following major awards/recognition: Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Biological Science; “National Bioscience Award for Carrier Development” for year 2005-2006 (by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. India); J. C. Bose national fellowship 2010 by DST; fellow of National Academy of Sciences (F.N.A.Sc) and fellow of Indian Academy of Science (F.A.Sc.) Bangalore. His research interests are Bioinformatics Application on Protein Modelling/ Engineering, Genomics and Informatics Solutions for integrating Biology (GENESIS), Integrative approach for designing biomolecules for cancer therapy, Application of bioinformatics in System Biology, and Computational Resources for Drug Discovery.

Dr. Subhadip Raychaudhuri (Email:

Dr. Subhadip Raychaudhuri is an associate professor at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi. He received his BSc from Presidency College and MSc from University of Calcutta. He did his doctoral studies in Physics at University of Rochester (2002). He received his postdoctoral training in the chemical engineering department at UC Berkeley (2001-04). His current interests are focused on solving problems of biomedical relevance using computational modeling and theoretical methods.

Dr. Sriram K (Email:

Dr. Sriram is an assistant professor at IIITD. He received PhD from IIT-Madras in 2004, and then went on to do post-doc in various places that includes a two year stint in INRIA, Rocquencourt, France, and at UCSB, USA. His general research interests are systems biology and dynamical system analysis of neuronal models. Presently, he is interested in understanding learning and memory in both Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression from systems biology perspective. Besides, his interests also revolves around mathematical modeling of circadian rhythms, cell division cycle, and understanding of biological network dynamics.

Dr. Ganesh Bagler (Email:

Dr. Ganesh Bagler is an interdisciplinary researcher with training in physics, computational sciences and computational biology. He has masters degree in physics, M.Tech in computational techniques, and PhD in computational biology from CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology. He has been working on modeling of biological complex systems, and has investigated protein structures and complex diseases from graph theoretical perspective. He is credited with observation of assortative mixing in residue interaction graph models of protein structures as well as discovery of exceptional ‘negative food pairing’ in Indian cuisine. His research involves questions on the interface of biology, medicine and computational sciences. Broadly, his main areas of interest are Computational biology, Complex networks, Bioinformatics, Modeling and analysis of biological data.

Dr. Tavpritesh Sethi (Email:

Dr. Tavpritesh is a physician-scientist working at the interface of Data-science and Medicine. He received his M.B.B.S from Government Medical College, Amritsar and Ph.D. from CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi. His core expertise is in translating physiological and clinical insights into machine learning models and data-science pipelines. He has received MIT-India TR35 Young Innovator Award for developing an exquisitely sensitive marker for early airway disease and Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Early Career Award for his current focus on forecasting critical outcomes in Pediatric Intensive Care Units. He has a strong clinical base at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and has joined IIITD with a long term vision of co-creating next generation medicine through interfacing of core clinical, biological and computational disciplines. His Research Interests are Big-data for clinical decision support, machine learning for critical care and community medicine, human physiology and Teaching Interests are Statistical, complex networks and machine learning modelling for medicine and biology, human physiology.

Dr. Vibhor Kumar (Email:

Dr. Vibhor Kumar is currently working as an assistant professor at IIIT- D. Prior to this, he was working as a Research scientist at Genome Institute of Singapore. After completing his M. tech from IIT Delhi in 2001, he started his career in biological sciences, mainly working on bioinformatic problems related to structural biology and statistical analysis of biological data. He finished his PhD in 2007 from Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto), Finland. During his PhD, he solved the first structure of LDL(bad cholesterol) in native state at human body temperature. After completing PhD, Dr Vibhor started applying computational approach to genomic data and worked for 1 year at a personal-genomics company in Malaysia. He is primarily working on chromatin states and gene regulation and applying his findings to other branches such as clinical sciences and stem cell study. His research interests are Genomics, Computational Biology and Statistical Signal processing.

Dr. Debajyoti Bera (Email:

Dr. Debajyoti Bera is currently an Assistant Professor in CS and CB at IIIT-Delhi (since 2010). He received Ph.D. in Computer Science from Boston University in 2010, and B.Tech. in Computer Sc. and Engg. from IIT-Kanpur in 2002. He is currently involved in active research on topics in quantum complexity, graph algorithms and privacy issues in online services. His usual areas of research interest spans quantum computing, algorithms, theoretical aspects of security and privacy and algorithmic challenges in other domains like database, networking, etc. Apart from theoretical computer science, he is also interested in open-source development and computer systems. When not engaged in academic thoughts, he prefers to indulge in photography, music or reading.

Dr. Debarka Sengupta (Email:

Dr. Debarka Sengupta received his Ph.D. in Computer Sc. and Engineering from Jadavpur University. Afterwards, he spent two and half years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Genome Institute of Singapore. Before joining IIIT-D he spent a short sting at Machine Intelligence Unit of Indian Statistical Institute as a INSPIRE faculty. Debarka started his professional career as a software engineer working for Infosys and then IBM. He consulted and advised a number of technology and service based firms including IPsoft, Datanomers, CoreCompete and Applied Research Works on various data science and business analytics projects. He received the 2007 spot award by Infosys while working there as a software engineer. His U.S. patent on applied social choice theory was awarded by the patent monetization giant Intellectual Ventures. He has twice been nominated for the prestigious INSPIRE Faculty award - in 2014 and 2016. His research interest lies in applied machine learning and genomics. Some of the publishers of his work include IEEE, Royal Society of Chemistry. Science and Nature. For more than 2 years, he served as a member of the editorial board of Crossroads, a student magazine, published by ACM, New York.

Dr. Rajiv Raman (Email:

Dr. Rajiv Raman is an Assistant Professor in CS and CB at IIIT-Delhi. My primary area of research is algorithms. I am interested in the design and analysis of algorithms for problems in various domains such as scheduling, resource allocation, graph colouring and geometry. I also have an interest in the development of efficient practical heuristics for real-life problems. I obtained a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Iowa in 2007. Since then, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck institute for informatics in Germany, and at the centre for Discrete Mathematics and Applications at the University of Warwick. I also worked briefly at TCS Innovation labs before joining IIIT in 2012.

Adjunct / Visiting Faculty

Dr. Rohit Gupta (Email:

Rohit Gupta is an Adjunct Faculty at IIITD and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at MedGenome, Bangalore, India. He also holds the position of Adjunct Faculty at IIT Madras, Chennai India. Rohit received his Ph.D degree in Computer Science & Engineering and M.S degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota, USA. Prior to this, he completed his B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Roorkee. His current research interests are in fields of Computational Biology, Genomics, Data Mining, Machine learning, Medical and Bioinformatics.

Dr. Arnab Bhattacherjee (Email:

Dr. Arnab is Assistant Professor in the School of Computational & Integrative Sciences (SCIS) in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and a visiting faculty at Center for Computational Biology (CCB) at IIITD. He received his BSc from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and MSc, PhD from University of Delhi. Arnab carried out his postdoctoral research (2011-2014), first at Computational Biology and Biological Physics (CBBP) division of Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics Department, Lund University, Sweden and then at Structural Biology Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. His active research interest includes theoretical and computational studies of the structure, interactions and dynamics of biomolecules that have long-term implications for combating medical conditions such as Creuzfeld-Jacob (Mad Cow disease), Alzheimer, and cancer.

Dr. Srinivasan Ramachandran (Email:

Dr. S. Ramachandran is an adjunct faculty at IIITD and senior Principal Scientist and Professor of the AcSIR in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. He recieved his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry Honours from St. Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta, and M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Jawaharlal Nehru University. He completed his Ph.D. in 1993 from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His research interests are Integrative Data analytics of biological Big Data, predictive modelling.

Dr. Vinod Scaria (Email:

Dr. Vinod Scaria is an adjunct faculty at IIITD and Scientist at CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology. He completed his M.B.B.S from Calicut Medical College, University of Calicut, Kerala (2003).He recived his PhD from University of Pune. His research interest are in fields of Computational Biology and Genome Informatics.

Dr. Debasis Dash (Email:

Dr. Debasis Dash is an adjunct faculty at IIITD and Principal Scientist at CSIR-IGIB and Professor of the AcSIR in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. He recieved his Ph.D from Delhi University (1998). His Interests are algorithm and tools development, high throughput data analysis for comparative genomics, proteome informatics.

Dr. Lipi Thukral (Email:

Dr. Lipi Thukral is an adjunct faculty at IIITD and Scientist Fellow at IGIB. She received her Ph.D.from University of Heidelberg, Germany (2011). Her research interests are in Multiscale Biomolecular Simulations, Structural Bioinformatics, Modeling and Visualization of Complex Molecular Data, Medical Informatics.

PhD Students

Anupam Mondal

Mesoscopic Modeling of Protein-DNA interactions.

Indraprakash Jha

To Be Decided

Chakit Arora

To Be Decided

Anjali Lathwal

To Be Decided

Shiju S.

To Be Decided

Neelam Sharma

To Be Decided

Project Students/Interns

  • Ankit Singh, NIT Silchar.

    Ankit is developing a GPU based parallel code for studying complex and long time-scale problems in protein-nucleic acid interactions.